Let's see. You're Slash, and you've got six weeks off before the next leg of your tour in support of 'Apocalyptic Love.' Do you spend that time recharging your batteries by resting on some beach somewhere, or do you grab your guitar and jam with one of your idols? For the real Slash, there's really only one answer, isn't there?
The influence of Sterling Sound mastering engineer George Marino will be felt for years to come as rock's biggest acts have to turn to someone new to handle future albums. After learning of Marino's death, rockers like Slash, and members of Metallica and Anthrax were quick to share stories that celebrate his career.
Guns N' Roses' tour of the United Kingdom continues to be something other than a good will mission. Earlier in the week, they angered fans in Manchester by taking the stage an hour later than expected. Now comes the news that, during their first of two shows at London's O2 Arena on Thursday (May 31), security refused entry to a fan until he removed his Slash t-shirt.
He's been a part of some of rock's biggest records and had his musical gifts affirmed with a membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but that doesn't mean Slash has gotten complacent. In fact, during a recent interview with NPR to promote his latest album, 'Apocalyptic Love,' he admitted that he's "really still like I was when I was 15, trying to figure this thing out."